The Interview
The Interview (2014)

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 25, 2014
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2015
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unfortunately overshadowed by controversy (and under-screened as a result), The Interview's screenplay offers middling laughs bolstered by its two likable leads.

Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

The suffocating level of redundancy on display kneecaps any legitimate chance the film had at embracing social satire.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Te best satire provokes and even outrages, and Rogen, Franco and Goldberg certainly succeed on that score.

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Todd VanDerWerff
Vox

Even the film's most ardent champions would likely concede that The Interview is a spectacularly weird film to end up at the center of a free speech brouhaha.

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Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

The Interview is marked by a true naiveté about international perception and what can be gotten away with in the name of "all in good fun."

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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

This is what all the fuss was about?

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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire

It's funny and strange, with an admirably gonzo sensibility, and it approaches the job of mocking Kim with the appropriate degree of joy-buzzer delight.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

What's wrong with The Interview is that it doesn't know how to be the singeing comedy it wants.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's stupid. It's in bad taste. It impossible. I know all that. But Rogen's instinct to try anything for giggles and sticking it to dictatorial assholes is worth fighting for. Screw Kim if he can't take a joke.

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J. Olson
Cinemixtape

[Franco's] free-spirited screen presence gives the film the kind of anarchic momentum it requires, mirroring its totally-serious-but-not-at-all-serious bent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
What a bold move to poke the tiger and expect some sense of humor from a dictator - and, let's just face it, there was no way it wouldn't be… More
James Alvarez
This was the longest Lee Greenwood video I've ever seen.
JY Skacto
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg conjure up the ring from Mordor with The Interview. Well, not really. Launching in at 105 minutes, the film's story manages… More
Phil Hubbs
And here it is, the movie that almost ended Sony and put the world on a knifes edge...kinda. Actually it merely forced everyone to pretend to care about a movie… More
Gregory Dark
I had no interest in wanting to see this film. Yet the ruckus around the film angered me, so I went out of my way to watch it. And it was just as terrible as… More
Eugene Bernabe
The Interview is just another Rogen-Franco concoction fueled by absurdity, senseless humor and a controversial political stir. The film very often steers and… More